Symposium Event: Bodies, Movement and AI in VR, current perspectives from research and industry

Friday 3 September 2021

13:30-18:00 GMT, Online

The mark the end of the 4i project we will be presenting Symposium event of talks and panel discussions streamed online with artists, key industry professionals and leading academics in the fields of immersive media, machine learning, psychology and ethics.

This symposium will present the research of two projects. The EPSRC funded 4i: Immersive Interaction design for Indie developers with Interactive machine learning explores the use of machine learning AI techniques as a design tool for artists and developers working with body movement in VR. The ESRC funded Development of Own-Body Representations in Childhood examines the developmental changes in the reliance on cues such as vision, touch, and movement to identify one’s own body. We will also explore the ethical implications of the new medium and how it impacts a full diversity of bodies, in terms of gender, age and abilities.

To watch the live stream, follow the Eventbrite link below to register for an online ticket.


Keynote: 13:30 – 14:00 GMT

Session 1: 14:00 – 15:15 GMT

  • Talk: InteractML and Research Insights on Machine Learning for VR
  • Artists Panel: Machine Learning, Movement and Immersive Art

Session 2: 15:45 – 17:00 GMT

  • Talk: Children’s Virtual Body Ownership
  • Panel: Children and VR

Session 3: 17:15 – 18:00 GMT

  • Panel: Ethical Implications of AI + VR